Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra I - T0303456257One of Europe's greatest orchestras, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, returns to the Proms under Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons. In the first of two concerts (see also Prom 17) they pair two contrasting symphonies in a programme that moves from sunshine to bitterness. 'This symphony is smiling throughout,' wrote Berlioz of Beethoven's Second Symphony - a work in which seemingly sunny moods conceal personal tragedy and loss. Loss and anger move to the foreground in Shostakovich's 10th Symphony, a work in which brutality and anguish speak emotively of life in Stalin's Russia.Company Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Mariss Jansons.
|30 Jul 19||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto Paul Lewis plays Beethoven's 'Emperor' concerto - T0647244786Life is celebrated and loss mourned in music spanning over 200 years. The BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor Ben Gernon pair Beethoven's majestic final piano concerto - for which we welcome back Paul Lewis, who played all five Beethoven piano concertos in the 2010 season - with Brahms's sunny Second Symphony, whose lyrical, pastoral spirit harks back to the earlier composer's own 'Pastoral' Symphony (No. 6). The concert opens in a more sombre, contemplative mood with the world premiere of Tansy Davies's What Did We See? - a meditation on death, healing and transcendence that builds on material from the composer's recent 9/11-inspired opera Between Worlds.Performer Paul Lewis (piano). Company BBC Philharmonic. Conductor Ben Gernon.
|25 Jul 18||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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The 'Godlike Genius' of Scott Walker - T329462598An icon of the 1960s, Scott Walker has travelled from Walker Brothers teen idol to avant-garde contemporary musician, influencing artists from David Bowie and Leonard Cohen to Goldfrapp along the way. Tonight's Late Night Prom tribute presents tracks from his four self-titled albums with live orchestral backing for the very first time. Among the special guests are Jarvis Cocker and John Grant.Performer Jarvis Cocker. Performer John Grant. Company Heritage Orchestra. Conductor Jules Buckley.
|25 Jul 17||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis - T02031886987Vaughan Williams's Toward the Unknown Region was his first large-scale masterpiece, setting the visionary words of Walt Whitman. Sir Andrew Davis also conducts Tchaikovsky's swashbuckling The Tempest and the first performance of Anthony Payne's Of Land, Sea and Sky. Bruch's radiant First Violin Concerto completes the programme.Performer Ray Chen (violin). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Andrew Davis (Sir).
|26 Jul 16||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Prokofiev, Qigang Chen & Rachmaninov - T1235410035Following last night's Prokofiev piano concerto cycle, tonight's Prom opens with the Russian's bright and joyous ?Classical' Symphony, which surprised critics of the young firebrand composer with its formal elegance. It's paired with Rachmaninov's Second Symphony ? beloved for its intimate, lyrical slow movement. Rachmaninov might be the original composer of the ?big tune', but it's an instinct China's Qigang Chen - a pupil of Messiaen - shares. East and West come together for his evocative Iris d?voil?e, pairing traditional Chinese instruments with Western harmonies. Finish time approx 21:00Performer Meng Meng (soprano). Performer Anu Komsi (soprano). Performer Piia Komsi (soprano). Performer Jia Li (pipa). Performer Jing Chang (zheng). Performer Nan Wang (erhu). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor Xian Zhang.
|29 Jul 15||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Mozart, Ravel & Jonathan Dove - T0629157154Turbulent mythical love and poised Classical elegance come together in a concert that shifts from Jonathan Dove's large-scale orchestral work Gaia Theory to the intimacy of the Viennese salon in Mozart's ever-popular Piano Concerto No. 23. Commissioned by Serge Diaghilev, Ravel's ballet Daphnis and Chloe is rich in all the colours and rhythms of turn-of-the-century Paris - a masterpiece that announced its composer as a force with which to be reckoned. Finish time approx. 22:05Performer Ingrid Fliter (piano). Company BBC Symphony Chorus. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Josep Pons.
|28 Jul 14||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Die Walkure - T01908651215Concert performance; sung in German. Daniel Barenboim's Proms Ring cycle with the Staatskapelle Berlin continues with the razored strings and yelping brass of a violent storm, the cloudburst of incestuous love, a bitter marital dispute and the first appearance of Wotan's rebel daughter, Br?nnhilde, sung by a leading exponent of the role, Nina Stemme.Music Wagner. Performer Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone - Wotan). Performer Eric Halfvarson (bass - Hunding). Performer Simon O'Neill (tenor - Siegmund). Performer Anja Kampe (soprano - Sieglinde). Performer Nina Stemme (soprano - Brunnhilde). Performer Ekaterina Gubanova (mezzo-soprano - Fricka). Performer Danielle Halbwachs (soprano - Gerhilde). Performer Carola Hohn (soprano - Ortlinde). Performer Ivonne Fuchs (mezzo-soprano - Waltraute). Performer Anaik Morel (mezzo-soprano - Schwertleite). Performer Susan Foster (soprano - Helmwige). Performer Leann Sandel-Pantaleo (mezzo-soprano Siegrune). Performer Anna Lapkovskaja (mezzo-soprano - Grimgerde). Performer Simone Schroder (mezzo-soprano - Rossweisse). Company Staatskapelle Berlin. Conductor Daniel Barenboim.
|23 Jul 13||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Smetana, Prokofiev & Dvorak - T01892111432After last year's sensational complete Ma vlast comes Smetana's autobiographical E minor quartet, in George Szell's orchestration, another first for the Proms. Its finale is suddenly interrupted by a graphic illustration of the onset of deafness, a sustained high E, here on piccolo as well as violin, imitating the tinnitus that afflicted the composer. By contrast Prokofiev's concerto is one of his magical fairy-tale pieces, championed tonight by Proms debut artist, Vadim Gluzman. Dvorak's dark, passionate Seventh Symphony was commissioned by the Philharmonic Society of London, the composer himself crossing the Channel to direct the premiere. Finish time approx. 21:40Performer Vadim Gluzman (violin). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jin Belohlavek.
|25 Jul 12||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano). Company London Philharmonic Choir (men's voices). Company London Symphony Chorus (men's voices). Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.|
|26 Jul 11||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T202110087Continuing our Schumann symphony cycle in the bicentenary of the composer's birth, the Third is the most pictorial, evoking by turns a beer garden by the Rhine and the Gothic magnificence of Cologne Cathedral. A century later came Bernd Alois Zimmermann's witty Rhine-Church Festival Dances, celebrating the same German region. Stockhausen's festive overture from 1977 opens the programme, which also features a trio of recent British works. Finish time: approx. 22:05Conductor Oliver Knussen. Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer Leila Josefowicz (violin).
|28 Jul 10||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Smetana (The Bartered Bride - Overture - 6 mins). Music Bartok (Dance Suite - 17 mins). Music Martinu (Concerto for two pianos - 24 mins). Music Stravinsky (1947 version) - 34 mins). Performer Jaroslava Pechocova (piano). Performer Vaclav Macha (piano). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Jiri Belohlavek.|
|27 Jul 09||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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BBC Symphony Orchestra - T02073942291Approx end time 21:15Music Beethoven (17 mins)). Music Elliott Carter (21 mins)). Music Beethoven (31 mins)). Performer Nicholas Daniel (oboe). Company BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor David Robertson.
|28 Jul 08||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Verdi - Macbeth - T625042258Finish time approx. 22:00. 1865 revision with final scene form original 1847 version. Semi-staged sung in Italian.Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Performer Sylvie Valayre (Lady Macbeth). Performer Andrzej Dobber (Macbeth). Performer Stanislav Shvets (Banquo). Performer Peter Auty (Macduff). Performer Bryan Griffin (Malcolm). Performer Richard Mosley-Evans (Doctor/Servant/Herald). Performer Svetlana Sozdateleva (Lady-in-waiting). Performer Douglas Rice-Bowen (Assassin). Performer Julie Pasturaud (A Lady). Company Glyndebourne Chorus. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra.
|24 Jul 07||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Barry Wordsworth. Company BBC Concert Orchestra. Performer Juan Diego Florez (tenor). Performer Artur Pizarro (piano). Music Rossini (The Barber of Seville - Overture; Cessa di piu resistere). Music Donizetti (L'elisir d'amore - Una furtiva lagrima; La fille du regiment - Ah! mes amis). Music Falla (Nights in the Gardens of Spain). Music Falla (The Three-Cornered Hat - dances). Music Gardel (Songs). Music Grever (Songs). Music Menendez (Songs). Music Utrera (Songs). Music Monge (Songs). Music Chabrier (Espana).|
|25 Jul 06||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Oliver Knussen. Performer Claire Booth. Music Lyadov (Baba-Yaga; The Enchanted Lake; Kikimora). Music Oliver Knussen (Whitman Settings). Music Detlev Glanert (Theatrum bestiarum - BBC commission: world premiere). Music Stravinsky (The Fairy's Kiss).|
|26 Jul 05||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Dvorak (Czech Suite). Music Saint-Saens (Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor). Music Schumann (Symphony No 2 in C major). Performer Simon Trpceski (piano). Company Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Conductor Joseph Swensen.|
|27 Jul 04||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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Elektra - T1811787948This concert will be broadcast on BBC4Music R. Strauss (Elektra - Sung in German). Performer Gabriele Schnaut (Electra). Performer Janice Watson (Chrysothemis). Performer Felicity Palmer (Clytemnestra). Performer John Treleaven (Aegisthus). Performer Alan Held (Orestes). Performer Susan Gorton (First Maid). Performer Antonia Sotgiu (Second Maid). Performer Sarah Castle (Third Maid). Performer Gweneth-Ann Jeffers (Fouth Maid). Performer Rebecca Nash (Fifth Maid). Performer Mary Lloyd Davies (Overseer). Performer Huw Rhys-Evans (Young Servant). Company London Voices. Company BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Donald Runnicles.
|29 Jul 03||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Performer Nikolaj Znaider (violin). Music Per Norgard (Symphony No 6 - At the End of the Day UK premiere). Music Nielsen (Violin Concerto). Music Brahms (Symphony No 1 in C minor).|
|30 Jul 02||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Beethoven (Adagio and Allegretto from 'The Creatures of Prometheus'). Music Judith Weir (arr Parrott - Missa del Cid). Music Haydn (Mass in B flat major 'Creation'). Performer Simon Callow (narrator - subject to availability). Performer Emily Van Evera (soprano). Performer Deborah Miles-Johnson (mezzo soprano). Performer Paul Agnew (tenor). Performer Christian Hilz (bass). Company New London Chamber Choir. Company London Mozart Players. Conductor Andrew Parrott.|
|31 Jul 01||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Locatelli (Sinfonia funebre in F minor). Music Bach (Cantata No 55 Ich armer Mansch ich Sundenknecht). Music Vivaldi (Concerto in A minor for two violins and cello Op 3 No 8; Violin Concerto in G minor RV319). Music Bach (Cantata No 82a Ich habe genug). Performer Ian Bostridge (tenor). Company Europa Galante. Director Fabio Biondi (violin).|
|25 Jul 00||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Poulenc (Aubade). Music Chausson (Poeme de l'amour et de la mer). Music Widor (Symphony No 5 in F minor - 1st movement). Music Saint-Saens (Symphony No 3 in C minor Organ). Performer Paul Crossley (piano). Performer Amanda Roocroft (soprano). Performer Simon Preston (organ). Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor David Atherton.|
|27 Jul 99||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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|Prokofiev (Romeo and Juliet - excerpts). Music Gerard McBurney (Letter to Paradise. BBC commission: world premiere). Music Ravel (Caphnis and Chloe). Performer Sergei Aleksashkin (bass). Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Company Philharmonia Chorus. Company BBC National Chorus of Wales. Company BBC National Orchestra of Wales.|
|28 Jul 98||The Royal Albert Hall, Inner London :: V221|
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